NaNo Prep 2016

Well, here we are in the final two weeks of crunch time for NaNo Prep and NaNoWriMo! Are you ready yet? Yeah, neither am I.

I’ve been hardcore plotting and in general planning out this project (yet to be named) for the past couple of months, hence the sudden disappearance from blogging, and most social media. This particular project means more to me than anything I’ve worked on before, but I’ll leave the gushing and further information to the dedicated post at the end of the month.

I’ve wanted for a while now to do a couple of blog series; in particular, a NaNoPrep series in the weeks before NaNoWriMo. I knew a couple of topics I wanted to cover right away, and the rest came to me after some time.

Here’s a little sneak peek at what’s to come over the next several days:

  • World Building Vlog
    I have a ton of world building resources (the main ones can be found on my resources page), and I’m always collecting more. In my vlog, I’m planning on going over my resources in a little more detail (hopefully without being too longwinded), as well as sharing a couple of unusual brainstorming/writing techniques I’m experimenting with a bit.
  • How to make a book board
    Seems pretty straight forward, right? Well, yeah, pretty much. I’m fairly new to the whole book board thing (and all of mine so far are kept secret until they’re ready to be shared), but I do pay attention to how others make theirs as well. If you’re trying to start up a book board though (and NaNo Prep is the perfect time for it), I’ll be going over a few pointers of what you can pin, and will probably provide some links to some book boards I follow.
  • How to optimize your writing space
    Everyone has their own system of what works for their writing space. And not everyone has a desk to write on (or they choose not to). With a little less than a week left in NaNo Prep, I’ll be going over how to optimize your writing space so you’ll be primed and ready when November first rolls around.
  • NaNo Fuel
    Let’s face it, snackage is a super important part of NaNoWriMo. And the better the snack, the better the fuelage toward that 50k! With but a few days left until NaNoWriMo, I’ll be going over the best snacks that I’ve discovered in the past four years of NaNoWriMo participation, as well as finally sharing the recipe to my go to snack that’s super addicting. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.
  • Beautiful Books Linkup: My NaNoWriMo Project
    All year, since I got the first piece of the plot puzzle, I’ve been either really quiet, or really cryptic(ish) about what this project is. But in this post, I’ll be sharing a little bit more about what this novel will be about other than [spoiler]. 😉

And after these NaNo Prep posts, I’ll be posting my usual weekly update post, as well as some helpful writing help posts in November. Follow my blog to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Bracing for the yearly crazy time…

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